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>> good morning, maryland. now don scott, marty bass, and the latest breaking news from wjz's news team, your first warning weather and wjz traffic control with sharon gibala. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> it is friday. >> it is a purple friday even in our outback, the week's end is starting out nice. christy is in for sharon and marty is over in first warning weather. >> it is starting out nice, but starting out dicey, christy, good morning, over to you in a second, no problems for purple friday. warmer than yesterday. 37 at lunch going to a high of 40. 33 this evening, beginning cloudy, overnight we see mixed precip come in and tomorrow morning may become very problematic, we will discuss that shortly, don take it away. >> thank you, the hurry up is slowing down some places, here
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is christie bresland at wjz traffic control. >> hello, don, hello, everyone. slowing down on southbound 25. the harrisburg expressway continues to build but no delays. moving back over to the beltway, the north side outer loop a minor slow down but the rest of the beltway continues to run very well. let's take a live look, not too much to talk about there. a look at the beltway at old court road. for instant traffic updates log onto wjz.com, don, back to you. >> here is what people will be talking about today, it being a purple friday with super bowl implications in just two days we will find out whether the ravens are playing on football's biggest stage in that midwestern size city of indianapolis. but until then we have live coverage. they are live with how the players that have been taking part in all this excitement. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, don, good morning, every one.
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players say the least they can do is hang out with fans because they would not be here without them. fans in a frenzy and purr pill in aplenty. the state is getting set for sunday's big game. >> we are going to sweep them or double their score, whatever it is we are going to double it. >> reporter: fans are flocking everywhere, from selling merchandise to seafood. >> we are going to have our picture taken tonight with the super bowl winning quarterback. >> quarterback joe flacco and wide receiver tory smith took time last night to pose for pictures and sign autographs for their fans. >> no big deal to take an hour out to say hello to everybody and these people are the reason why we are here today and why we are still playing the way we are and why we do what we do. >> i mean it is excited about it you know it tells you a lot about our fan base. >> flacco even held babies
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including knew born raven madeleina. >> because she is a number 1 ravens fan, she loves joe flacco. >> to have a chance to play for it is a special thing. >> there is another chance to get in on the fun as the purple caravan hits the road. more on that later. >> john harbaugh is also taking time out to thank the fans. here he is speaking with mark viviano. >> good morning. in my chat with the coach yesterday he spoke repeatedly of his desire to deliver a super bowl trophy to the fans in baltimore. all effort and concentration going into a game plan to beat the patriots, and the coach took time from his busy schedule to talk about his team and the opportunity to reach the super bowl with 1 more win. >> we joking the office a lot
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of times if we can just get this one, if we can just get this one, we say that every week and here we are saying the same thing, if we can just get this one. >> you are well-connected with the fans and i have fans tell me they have trouble sleeping. what it is like for a coach? >> i will borrow a line, i sleep like a baby, wake up every hour crying you know. >> fans see you on the sidelines, you hug a guy after a big play or something, but i will observe you here on the practice field, in the hallway, after your press conference yesterday, you hugged ray lewis, there is clearly a bond there. you are an authority figure but there is a cx. how would you describe and how important is that? >> i appreciate you recognizing that, it is why you do it and coach for sure. >> across the country in san francisco john's brother jim is
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preparing the 49ers for the nfl championship game and he said there have not been talking but in john's words, work now, celebrate later. >> they hope to punch their ticket to the super bowl. don't miss the afc championship game live from foxboro right now. our coverage kicks off sunday afternoon at 3:00. and today's excitement continues tonight and at a special time for you, the championship special. watch it live tonight at 7:30 right here on wjz 13. in this day's other news, the parents of a teenager found dead behind a dumb stir in baltimore are filing a lawsuit against maryland, they claim they lost some of their dart's remains and also say detectives have not fully investigated it, ruling it a suicide. the 16-year-old was found in a housing project more than three years ago. imagine driving in the fast
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lane on i i-95 and then seeing a man fire a gun at your car? here is meghan mccorkell to explain that nightmare is one man's reality. >> reporter: a dispute between drivers nearly turns deadly. >> i was in the second to fast lane. i got over in the fast lane, the guy behind me got pissed, i guess he thought i cut him off. >> reporter: just before 4:00 wednesday 2 suvs were spotted cutting each other off in hartford county. police say the two drivers were gesturing at one another for miles then they crashed. >> he slammed on his brakes, hits my car trying to get back over. >> the victim pulled over to call 911. he says the other driver never stopped. when he tried to chase the car down, that is when he says things got scary. >> as i rolled the window down and telling him to pull over. he pulls out a gun. i don't know if it was blanks and starts shooting a gun at my
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front tire. >> the victim managed to jot down the plate number of the car. state police tracked it to 34- year-old nicolas hider, according to chargic documents he faces a list of charges. while serving a warrant police say they believe they found the gun that was used in wednesday's incident. they say they also found three dozen other weapons inside that home. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> this morning he is free on bond pending his trial. a man convicted in the murder of a seven-year-old georgia girl is now dead himself. 20-year-old ryan brun was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead, apparently by suicide. he was sentenced after pleading guilty to raping and killing the little girl and dumping her
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body in a trash compacter. in reno, nevada, the wildfire is still burning. the smoke could be seen from 10 miles away. there is report of a death but it is not clear if it is completely related to the fire. even though a donor has agreed to fund the remaining repairs open the washington monuments that job won't be completed until sometime. it could last until august of next year. a billionaire history buff donated more than the 7 million dollars to fix the damage caused by last summer's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. and with only one day to go before the south carolina primary republican presidential hopeful newt gingrich says he did not ask his wife for an open marriage and he grew angry when asked about it at the start of last night's debate in south carolina. >> i think -- i think the destructive vicious negative
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nature of much of the news media makes it harder to governor this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office and i am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a up topic like that. >> in an interview she said he wanted to be with his mistress and her or else she could expect a divorce. more coming up in 20 minutes. turning back to sports, morgan state university's basketball coach is off suspension and will return to practice. he sat out three games after he was accused of hitting a player during a game. or partner the baltimore sun reports the investigation could not prove he actually threw a punch. the team's next game is tomorrow. gillette stadium in foxboro, massachusetts, is all ready for the game between the patriots and the ravens. yesterday workers painted the
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championship logo on the field. a final touch before they go head-to-head this sunday afternoon at 3:00. a game you can see right here. >> i got to tell you they will be cleaning snow off that field. we are going to have weather coming into our area during the overnight that could give us dicey travel tomorrow. we are not looking at a lot of wintry weather but maybe layers of ice. we will discuss this further during the first warning weather segment and i am going to please ask you to stay tuned. give us a couple of minutes of your attention i am going to raise and answer a lot of questions. but that same system is going to get rather po tent as it moves up the 95 corridor. >> okay. >> maybe a half-inch of snow around new england. around the boston metro area. i asked yesterday where foxboro was. you said basically the equivalent. >> it is white marsh, a suburb, a couple of miles away. >> they could easily -- >> outside their ring road. >> it could easily get half a foot of snow up there so if you
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are traveling to new england, driving, you are driving in weather. skies clear out nicely for the game. that is not an issue on sunday. tomorrow is the issue here and up the 95 corridor and we will by discussing that. you know it -- it is here. as fans all we can do is walk around and ring our hands and talk and worry and get acid reflux. the team can practice. get it out of their system. be amongst themselves. >> okay. >> release that stress. fans really can't until today. now it is friday. now is when you put your camera on, now is when you get ready for the game. it is all good. i got to show you the dust photo shot. here is how some people get rid of their stress. take a look. did you know the queen was a ravens fan in particular a ray lewis fan? >> that is real. that is not photo shopped.
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>> i agree with you. i think that is real. i always liked the queen, i always thought she was you know stand up kind of guy. you understand what i am saying. >> sure. >> there you go. 12 degrees warmer right now than this time yesterday. it is 34 going to a high of about 40 degrees this day. god i am jacked up. i love it. it is the most wonderful time of the year. ron matz, my seatmate in section 540, what time is it. >> reporter: 540 love, it is game time. we are liver at alonso's. yes, good morning, everybody, ravens fans get ready for sunday's afc championship game. we got a preview. we are going to talk to somebody who is going to foxboro when the eyewitness news morni,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hi, my name is joe of the baltimore ravens, good morning, wjz. >> all right, in joe we trust, all others strictly cash. we get back to raven mania and fun here in a second, give me about two minutes, i am going
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to raise some questions, i am going to answer them for you because we do have tough weather coming our way 24 hours from now. overnight we will see mixed precip come into the region, deep interest the overnight, 3:30, 4:00, it may go to ice. that may not release its grip until the sun comes up. then ultimately it gets warm and we are going to have rain. but tomorrow morning i am just now talking about 6:15 or 7:15, maybe longer into the first daylight hours of tomorrow, it could be slick in the area. we are looking for a trace to an inch of a wintry mix here in the metro, the knife corridor if you will, all rains south and east. in western maryland could be just name ice believe it or not. the 1 inch will probable write be at the mason dixon line and north of that the weather becomes problematic, we are looking at 5 to 8 inches from
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central pa up to the finger lakes region of new york, a winter storm watch for areas west of western maryland, northeastern west virginia, you get the idea, the higher elevations out to our west. those are your currents. 18 oakland, 24 cumberland, 23 haggerstown. 10 or 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. three elkton, 36 dc and easton, 36 pax river and solomon's island, 39 degrees on the ocean, westminster 29, 32 belaire, 36 clum by and rock hall, almost 40 annapolis and kent island, so low number 1 we will call it passed by last night with clouds, never saw a flurry. calling this low number 2, it is going to pretty much come over us on a west to east gradation, controversial speaking. ultimately it gets warm. but there is that mix, this is probably going to start
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overnight. low gets on out of here and gets mild again starting sunday and into next week, not just mild but real mild. 35 today though, morning sun gives way to clouds. overnight starts getting interesting, 28 your low. temperatures will support the issue. tomorrow eventually 40 with a little bit of rain. championship sunday 38. almost 60 with rain monday. almost 50 tuesday and wednesday, don, take it away. >> thank you. ready to get up and go? here is christie bresland at wjz traffic control. >> reporter: good morning again, don. good morning, everyone. well traveling on the beltway you will slow down towards hartford road. the rest of the beltway still running very well at this hour. as far as 95 goes no problems in the northbound direction but southbound a delay on that northeast side. the jones falls expressway running at full speed in both directions. travel times, 95 northbound from 32 over to 100, 65 miles an hour average, four minutes
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to feet get through. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. don and marty, back to you. >> thanks, christy. ron matz, good morning, pal. >> reporter: good morning, don and marty. happy purple friday. raven mania well underway here at alonso's good morning, ladies, how you doing? >> good morning. >> let's do a little cheer here. >> here we go rains, ravens, here we go. >> here we go to foxboro, we are going to smoke the patriots like a bad cigar on sunday. come over here laurie. laurie is heading to foxboro. laurie ring. right? >> yeah. >> where you from? >> pikesville. >> pikesville but you are taking that sign right into gillette stadium. >> absolutely. >> all right. >> i took a sign to oakland and
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i got to follow the same format. >> all right. you went to oakland, that was 10 years ago. >> 11. >> 11, 11 years ago, when we won the afc championship game out there. >> yes, yes, i had my mother and my son, he was eight at the time. i think the youngest ravens fan in the stadium. >> you ready when you are going up, how you going, going with friends. >> fullying, meeting friends there tomorrow and party a couple of days and have fun, come back monday hopefully with another -- >> another -- another road to the -- another move on the road to the super bowl. >> absolutely, i am excited. >> i know you are, great to see you, hold that sign up, festivus bound 2012. >> yeah. >> i love it. >> i had the same thing last time. hopefully this doesn't get ripped up in foxboro. >> i will send him up there. he will take care of the patriots fans. all right the purple caravan starting here and then heading
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to giant food, mnt bank, the gallery, and ending there ladies, thank you very much. hey, everybody, you know -- [ cheer ] >> let's do a little safe nation army. okay. [ cheers ] >> nice. >> all right. thank you very much. go ravens. don and marty, it is purple friday in baltimore and we love it. thank you guys so much. go ravens. we take it sunday. >> you got to be real careful doing the 7 nation army thing. >> yeah. >> it should only be done at the end of the game when
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victory is secured because they go 3-0, you got to be careful doing that one and make sure victory is in hand. >> give us one more cheerleadies and give us the posters and the locations. go ahead. >> let's go ravens. let's go ravens. let's go ravens, let's go. >> let's go, don and marty have a great weekend. we will see you monday morning in felds point with a victory. >> we got it on our home page. >> i got to show you. >> yeah, you should. >> i got to show you this picture. that is just great. fu manchu things are coming along fun. really honestly. you know what? bring in the picture of the queen, it is only a matter of
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time before somebody puts a fu manchu on her, it is really only a matter of time. >> she might have spent a lot of money keeping one of those off. here are some of your pictures. continue to send them in, you can look at all the slide shows can look at all the slide shows available at wjz.com. ,,,,,,
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6:26, the wjz pizza bowl profootball challenge coming down to the wire, here is jessica kartalija updating the standings. >> reporter: good morning, it is going to go down to the end to decide our winner, heading into this game adam may is ahead of me by one point, a 3 way tie for third between them. they round out the leader board. this week's big winner jerry of annapolis correctly predicted all 4 games and came closest to the score of that game. he wins that. way to go jerry. it may seem like it is way too late to sign up but it is not, come right here to wjz.com and click on profootball challenge under quick links, back to you. >> thank you. you can play it from your smart
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phone, go to wjz.com for the information about that. now coming up. >> reporter: good morning, i am andrea few fi live at mnt bank stadium getting ready for the big game, why the ravens found it important to mingle with their fans just ahead. >> newt newt gingrich closes it on mitt romney, i will have the latest on the debate and a look ahead to tomorrow's vote. >> thieves no longer just want your money, some of them want your liquid assets and you want believe the brazen and dangerous way they are trying to get it. i am derek valcourt, i will explain coming up. >> good morning, i am christy bresland in wjz traffic control. volume continues to build. the details straight ahead. marty. >> thank you very much, an unusual service from arkansas, pet preservation, there is a new show on that gives deceased
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this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> good morning, maryland, now don scott, marty bass, and the
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latest breaking news, from wjz's news team, your first warning weather and wjz traffic control with sharon gibala. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> it is friday. >> it is a purple friday. here at the bottom of the hour, the week's end is starting off in very nice fashion, thank you very much. but how will today end? >> sharon -- excuse me, it is christie bresland in for sharon and marty over in first warning weather. >> thank you very much, christy over to you in a second, today is going to end okay, tomorrow morning how is it going to begin, that is the problem. let's take a look at the day part. those are your temperatures, cloudy to end, overnight ice is coming into the area, we will buckle down and talk about that shortly. don, take it away. >> what awaits you at work or school? here is christie bresland at wjz traffic control. >> good morning, you can expect to see brake lights towards the beltway open that northeast corner. as far as the rest of the
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beltsway goes, you will see slowing open the west side outer loop. on the harrisburg expressway only slow spot towards bellfast. there is a live look at the harrisburg expressway at pedonia road moving well. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. at the top of the news this half-hour it is indeed a purple friday and fans are hoping ill wit not be the last one of this season. as you know if or when the ravens win on sunday in foxboro, on to indy for the super bowl. but right now wjz is the place for complete ravens coverage for you. wjz and andrea fujii live
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outside mnt bank stadium. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the city has been painted purple all week and this morning there is a definite sense of optimism and excitement. fans in a frenzy and purple in a aplenty. the state is getting set for sunday's big game. >> we are going to sweep them or double their score, whatever it is, we are going to double it. >> reporter: fans are flocking everywhere from a tent soling merchandise to jimmy's seafood. >> we are going to have our picture taken this night with the super bowl winning quarterback. >> quarterback joe flacco and wide receiver tory smith took time to pose for pictures and sign autographs. >> no big deal to take an hour out for them. they are the reason we do what we do. >> i am excited about it.
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>> flacco even held babies, including new born raven madeleina. >> because she is a number 1 raven fan, she loves joe flacco. >> to be here at the end of the year with four teams left and have a chance to get to the super bowl and play for that championship is a special thing. >> the ravens credit their fans with giving them a perfect record at home this season. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. the patriots are still favored by a touchdown on sunday but ravens say they don't mind being the underdog, by all means do not miss the afc championship live from foxboro, this sunday, coverage kicks off sunday afternoon at 3:00. and today's excitement will continue tonight and at a special time for you, don't miss the season's pizza championship special, get new fan reaction, team updates and home townsend off, watch it live this evening at 7:30 right here on wjz 13. in other news more than 550 baltimore homeowners are being sent big tax bills after state officials revoke what they say
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were invalid tax breaks, aaccording to our partner they have been violating homestead law by receiving credit on ineligible properties since 2007. it is a make or break day for republicans. here is susan mcguinness reporting on the final debate before the primary. >> you chose to start the debate with it. don't blame somebody else. >> he blasted the moderator and fumed after being asked about his ex-wife. she claimed thursday he once asked her for an open marriage. >> he was asking for have an open marriage and i refused. >> let me be clear, the story is false. >> let's get on to the real issues. >> mitt romney still refuses to
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realize them and only if he is the nominee but would not say how far back. he is fighting to hold his lead. polls show gingrich closing in. he could get another boost with the backing of pick perry, but rick santorum tried to crush that momentum, accusing him of acting erratically, susan mcginness, wjz eyewitness news. >> gingrich released his tax returns showing he paid nearly a million dollars on taxes on 3 million in income. parents here are demanding an investigation into an elementary school saying it is making their children sick. at edge waiter ater children
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are falling. they are asking for help on detecting cheating. more on the story we first brought you, thieves drilling into pump in gas stations and into your car -- in your car, derek rail derek valcourt has the latest. >> reporter: hundreds of gallons stoles after thieves pried them open. this shows the heist with car after car fueling up without paying a dime. >> these gas prices you never tell what people will do. >> several other gas stations in prescription george's county report similar large scale rip offs, police there aware of the gas theft problem and say they have made arrests in similar cases before.
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not just the gas station, some of them will steal the car right out of your tank and you won't believe how. yeah, thieves are literally drilling holes directly interest gas tanks. >> made me feel bad about people. >> it happened to her, her honda left empty. >> i can't believe it. that seems like a lot of trouble to get gas. >> she is not alone, police report holes drilled in the gas tanks of several cars there and at a toyota dealership a dozen small trucks have been targeted in the last week. >> if you are a victim not only will you be out the entire tank of gas but the repair won't be cheap either. most mechanics recommend you replace the entire gas tank, that will run you $500. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> meckings say drilling in the gas tanks is dangerous because it could led to an explosion. carnival cruise lines is
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ordering a safety check of all of its ships because of the capsizing of the cruise liner last friday. they believe all of its ships are place including the pride currently out to sea. despite higher fares business is booming for their largest carrier. southwest says it revenues rose, thanking part to take over of them. terrel owens has accepted an offer to play again but for the in the big league, he will play for the indoor team and will be given a stake in the team. he did not get any offers after he had knee surgery. don't forget the afc championship game this sunday and ed reed is still on track to play despite that ankle
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injury and tom brady did practice with his team yesterday despite missing practice the day before with a left shoulder injury. >> all right, hey can we -- can we just talk for a second? >> super bowl looms large on the horizon. >> yeah. >> but we are doing something significant here on sunday, we are playing to the championship of the american football conference. let's think of all the teams. this is not to be taken lightly. >> it should not be. >> champion of your conference. we are playing for that right there. that is the lamar hunt trophy. it is rare when i go out to the ravens castle, it is a beautiful lobby, welcoming and warm, go out and look at that trophy. super bowl trophy is over there and that will get your attention. lamar hunt, let's take a look at him, the guy the trophy is
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named after. he started the afl. george halas said no way, he said fine i will start my own league and put a team in kansas city. first year he lost a million dollars, back then that was a lot of money. a reporter asked his father said he lost 1 million dollars, what do you think. >> he said i think he can stay in business another 150 years, 1 thig thing leads to another to another, the leagues merge, that trophy is named after lamar hunt. the nfc trophy is named after george halas. >> got you. >> that is a very big deal. keep you eye on the objective. that is the one you want to hold next. >> no doubt about that. >> no doubt about that. we got to talk a little
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weather. gray, not an issue, those are your temperatures, overnight we are got issues and tomorrow morning could be problematic. we are going to really buckle down and answer a lot of questions here coming up after the break. i want you to stay with us. coming up after the break and that weather forecast on coffee with us, pet preservation, different from taxidermy. you will have to see this one to believe it.
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can help you breathe easier. ♪ hi, i am ray rice, good morning, wjz. >> number 27 in the rutgers hall of fame. let's go ahead -- i love to keep talking ravens and we will but give me two minutes now. we will raise questions and answer them as best we can 24 hours out of the event. here is your bottom line, overnight and tomorrow morning a trace to an inch of mixed precip, mainly ice in western maryland, all rain south and east. the maim app inch is right
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along the mason dixon line because once you start getting into pence vein and up toward new york -- let's take a look at our watch, warning and advisory graphic. there you see it. here the issue is going to be frozen precip. you can see advisories up for western maryland. right now on tv hill there are your currents, essentially temperatures in the how to mid- 30s. low number 1 pass by last night with clouds. i didn't see any flurries. i am calling it low number 1 because this storm has to be low number 2, kind of like bang bang back-to-back lows, this is coming much closer to us and dragging its problems into the mid-atlantic, the general thinking is it gets out of here and gets mild. can we back in our total
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graphic? as it moves across the area overnight mixed precip happens but 3:30 or 4:00 it may go to a bit of a glaze, tomorrow morning could be problematic and eventually we get to 40 and if there are frozen issues they will release their grip but maybe not until 930 9 the 9:30 or 10:00. we will be on the air tomorrow morning, we will be all over the story. 28 tomorrow morning, that wintry mix possible,then rain with a high of 40, then mild, almost 60 monday, almost 50 tuesday and wednesday, don take it away. >> thank you any problems on the pavement? here is christie bresland with wjz traffic control. >> good morning, don. we do have one accident at slade avenue. as far as the beltway goes brake lights open the west side
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outer loop. 95 has been a problem most of the morning, in the southbound direction slowing towards white marsh boulevard. as far as your travel times on the outer loop 57 miles an hour. a bit busier there at hartford road. that traffic report is brought to you by toyota. don and marty back to you. >> thanks a lot. this morning's coffee with is with daniel and ladown ross and the satellite interview furnished by animal planet. >> please welcome daniel and ladawn ross. [ applause ] >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i have got to tell people you have a new show called
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american stuffers. >> that's right. >> we are talking about taxidermy and people's pets. explain the premise for the show. >> a bit part of our show is the fact we do pet preservation. it is different. with the pet preservation it is totally different. we are going to use a freeze- dried method, so we leave the bones april and the meat and the tissue intact. it is a process of pulling all the moisture out of it. we might take in a pet that weighed 20 pounds and when we get done it might weigh 2 or 3. >> i know you run a taxidermy shop in romance, arkansas. >> yes. >> how popular is this to have one pet's stuffed? >> it is a growing industry. more and more people are realizing it is an option.
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i am a traditional taxidermist and i didn't realize it could be done. i am seeing app increase in increase in business as people, they can pet it and look at it. it is better than a picture. >> but to have you do taxidermy? >> no, i do the books and try to keep things in order and help him manage the business end of it but i don't take care of the animals at all. i am also a full time teacher, so -- so i am busy. >> all right. the show is promod as both touching and funny. i am having trouble thinking about how this is going to be funny. >> you know you just got to
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moat the crew meet the crew working for us, we have a local red neck guy, a volunteer interning to be a vet and interning at the shop and brings a whole new look at things because she is not comfortable in a taxidermy shop, so he is learning a lot being around the taxidermy and everything that goes on around there and then we have joseph another guy, who is kind of preppy and germfobbic and they are always stealing something out of my house and making my crazy and when you put it all together it comes out funny, we think people will laugh and cry when they see the show. >> i grew up with dogs and grew up with a uncle who had stuffed
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animals and to me they always looked good but when you touch them it is not a good sensation. >> well, this is still really soft. i mean they are shampooed and prepped in a way that -- i mean they are very pleasant to touch actually. you know one of the -- one of the cool things about the show too is you are going to see a big variety of pets. you think of cats and dogs, but we do chickens, scorpions, a lizard, there is all sorts of things that you know people will see see on our show. >> that are not traditional pets but pets people have taken in and loved and grown aattached so and it is their pet. >> i am curious, even though we have very little time left. how much of the process can you or do you show? >> not -- they don't show a lot of the process, you can imagine what is going on but not enough the people are grossed out. they try to keep that to a
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minimum because these are people's pets and we do want to respect them and cause any trauma to anyone for sure. >> you are certainly a new interesting addition to the medium. i will have to check out the program myself. >> thursday nights on animal planet. >> that sounds interesting. if you are ever there check out the extreme tax determiney,,,,,,
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four and 1/2 until 7:00. >> let's take a look at the forecast today, not an issue, 35 sunshine gives way to clouds, overnight a wintry mix appears, 28 and temperatures could support morning problems
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and it is very possible. 40 degrees eventually by noon tomorrow. i will just -- rain in the area but we may have a tough tough morning. christie bresland right now and boy, it is kind of an easy morning weather wise, wjz traffic control, good morning. >> hi marty, hi, everyone, getting busier out there. southbound southbound 95 continues to slow down and that is from 70 to liberty road a slow down and an accident on slade avenue. as you can see things are building there at the beltway at hartford rode on our live camera. this traffic report is brought to you by home paramount pest control. now offering professional and wildlife animal control services. back over to you. >> thank you. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station, complete news, weather and traffic tell ahead ,
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